So now that the 3DS is cracked, I'm stocking up on games.
Already got G Generation, the first mission was fucking brutal, a Quattro gen break, more ELS and then Mr Bushido.
Grabbing SRW UX and BX, what other mecha games of note are there on the system?
Liberation Maiden (assuming you grab the Guild 01 release)
Kokuga (for those not living in the US)
the latest Medabots games
both Gaist Crusher games (not quite as /m/, but power armor is close enough)
I hear N3DS models are still prone to arbitrary bricking.
Personally I already own pretty much every game I care about and am more curious about homebrew development than I am about giving Nintendo a well deserved fuck you (YOU SHOULD'VE GIVEN CODENAME STEAM ACTUAL MARKETING YOU ASSHOLES), so as long as I'm hearing stories about News getting bricked I'm not in a rush.
well except for that.
Yeah EX Troopers, the game you wouldn't know is a Lost Planet spinoff, that's also impractical to localize because so much of the text is in fact prefabricated images.
Anyway, call me when the hack scene mastered amiibo spoofing for good.
>I hear N3DS models are still prone to arbitrary bricking
Fuck that then, I'd rather keep my N3DS and
just pay for stuff
I'm interested in what this might mean for games that will never ever otherwise get localized, considering the good stuff seems to be nip-only.
Well that depends on what you're eyeing.
Also if you don't mind being a buyfag then you can at least defeat region lock with the homebrew channel hackware which is trivial to install and doesn't risk fucking anything up for you (until you want to install homemenuhax and you have to live without your home theme of choice unless you either use one of the vanilla themes or you can find a non-shitty custom theme on the web).
The bricks you've heard of are either the"softbricks" from there being an element of RNG in the downgrade process, which is just a case of a reset and another try until the downgrade sticks, or dipshits who can't follow instructions trying to use firmware from the wrong region during the downgrade and fully bricking their model. I haven't seen a single report of a hard brick that wasn't user error. It's true that the N3DS will generally take longer to downgrade though.
It sounds complicated, but basically it's a matter of tricking the system into installing an older firmware version, then going from there to CFW, which is RX Tools in most cases. Hit up homebrew general on /vg/ for a step by step guide.
Fair enough, I'll get Menuhax when I have my 3DS back, then.
I don't blame you. I fucking hate my 3DS. The only reason I still have it is that my grandfather got it for me the same year he died.
At least I might get a few yuks out of it, now.
There's the Ace Combat 2 remake, Assault Horizon Legacy, which is supposedly very good.
It got the first superweapon in the series, so it's kinda /m/-ish.
Long live Belka
You sure your eyesight isn't shitty?
I'd be with you if you were talking about Xenoblade Chronicles 3D (which at least makes up for pixellated blob syndrome with its phenomenal art style), but Code Name STEAM is like way too deep in the THIS IS MY ART STYLE visual philosophy to succumb to resolution problems. Everything is visually distinct in that game, to the point people write it off for looking like shovelware even!
Not him, but DOA had weird limited-time-release costume DLC which you'll never get now, and Street Fighter is both an obsolete version and has static backgrounds.
Though from a technical standpoint Streets is a good show for the MT Framework engine's mobile fork.
It's not that good.
I'd take it over Infinity any day of the week but it's not that good.
And it's not just because of how they played it safe in making the game, it's just not well optimized for the platform. I don't like dropped frames in my ass combat.
It's OK, but it has that shitty "press button to lock on to the enemy" thing shoved into it from the newest game. It doesn't kill the game but it does still feel like a pointless barrier between you and blasting a bad guy out of the sky.
>I don't like dropped frames in my ass combat.
I played the Plus version for the N3DS, it didn't seem to have any problems with optimization.
The Plus version doesn't improve on performance.
It's still the same "barely about to shit itself to death" levels of chugging.
What makes it shitty is how apparently it was worth development time to add Nintendo mascot content into Plus instead of trying to tweak the code for when a New is running the game.
Maybe it's because the PSP had ridiculous amounts of ghosting with its display but ACX never felt as choppy as Legacy.
Probably, it competes with phones with F2P gambling addiction games tho.
Days of buying complete games for 50 bucks is probably over, plebs want to pays hundreds over months of "free" play.
Yep. Casuals started just sticking to their phones, so their old strategy that made the DS and Wii work ended up completely fucking them in the ass, and now Nintendo is in hot shit.
The bigger problem is that at times it feels like the 3DS is a nogames device.
Well, not so much a nogames as it feels like it's the case that games come at a trickle's pace, so unless you're balls deep into Monster Hunter you're looking at a backlog of games that you can buy up in one go, complete in a month or so, and then proceed to wonder what's left to do with your 3DS.
Needs more games.
Someone go drag Carmack out of Oculus, a wizard like him would be perfect for getting mileage out of the 3DS hardware.
Games do come at a trickle's pace. Mostly Japanese studios develop for the 3DS, and they're split between that, the Vita, and phone games which are increasingly eating up the market. American studios focus on hardcore consoles, phones, and PC for the experiences that would've gone on the GBAs and GBs of the past.
Basically the 3DS is a little too pricy for children, hence the 2DS, but even then most studios look at the 3D and think they can't come up with anything to use it other than spending extra money and voxels on 3d effects for standard games. Like Rune Factory 4; no 3D except for the anime, the actual game has very little 3D.
There are still a lot of games, at least 15 per year. But 15 means that there aren't enough genres for everyone's tastes, and every RF4, SoS, HM, and other "life simulator" game means less traditional stuff for people to play.
It made money, and that's all mattered. At least Nintendo doesn't bleed money from it. Sure it'd be great if it made its way into history of top selling handhelds, but history or titles alone won't keep a company afloat.
>DOA had weird limited-time-release costume DLC which you'll never get now
I'm pissed when I found out that Ayane's iconic purple costume is one of those limited DLC.
I dunno, man, I was building a backlog of 3DS and Wii U titles even before I started working. Just off the top of my head there's Majora's Mask, Xenoblade, and Record Breaker I've still got to finish, I didn't even start Luigi's Mansion and that came out years ago. That's not counting the roughly two dozen games I've already beaten for it.
I have more DS than 3DS games, but the DS was shovelware all day every day so of course I do. The 3DS is far from a bomb: for that, you need to look at the Vita.
>The bigger problem is that at times it feels like the 3DS is a nogames device.
Good god going by that you must think the entire games industry is dead.
Because the 3DS comparitively has had a much better frequency of releases this gen than any other console active at the moment.
As someone who bought a PS4 at release I'm still salty that there's only three fucking games for it worth buying if you're not an FPS junkie and one of them's a bundle of two PS2 games. Just because 2 times 2 is 4 doesn't mean that's all you have to fucking do.
I can't say the same, since getting a N3DS back in February I've been finishing games faster than I get them.
MH4U being the only real exception since it's fucking MonHun and now I'm genuinely worried I won't be able to finish 4U before X gets localized. You can't just get through MonHun in a year, not unless you have no life.
Genre might make a difference. I trend towards games that take a long time to complete, especially if you're not spending all day on them or just taking them slowly. Bravely Default had my largely undivided attention for a good few months.
It might be that.
Speaking of genre, I'm kinda disappointed Capcom didn't try shoving more of its MT framework games onto 3ds to show off the MT framework mobile branch some more. I would kill for REmake to get squeezed onto the 3DS, doubly so on the New where the improved hardware could help out a bit (and maybe justify making another New-exclusive title to go alongside XBC and BoI).
I'd take the fmv backgrounds being downgraded to big fat jpegs if it meant more survival horror on the go, it's actually my favorite genre to play portable, and the design quirks that make the older members of that genre work kinda favor low powered hardware like the 3ds. You don't need to push pixels and have thousands of enemies in a tank controls game.
It's actually been statistically proven the PS4 despite breaking records in hardware sales is horrifically underplayed. Last I recall the general verdict is the average PS4 player barely buys more than 2 games and doesn't even finish either of them. Effectively the average 'hardcore' userbase has no life outside of a single game.
In actual fact the WiiU is technically the healthiest console at the moment because people who own the console are actually buying multiple games for it. Average rate is something like 5-6 games per console with most people finishing them.
Let that sink in for a moment...
Sorry chief, I'm not fucking importing a console after they've already hawked two hardware revisions to me within a generation.
I would have happily paid full price for these games if they hadn't region locked their console, like I did with all the GBA SRW games.
Oh, I believe it. I have about a dozen or so Wii U games and most of them are pretty great. The only PS4 games I've had any interest in were GTAV, Disgaea 5 and FFX, and the only one I've finished is Disgaea.
I dunno, I liked DS2 the most as a game, other than how they fucked around with some of the stats. In terms of mechanics there's a lot about it that I'd prefer over DS1.
DS3 seems to be going for a dream match / best-of-everything design though so I'm sure it'll work out fine.
>Came to thread to find some recomendations of /m/ themed games.
>Found /v/ tier discussions about 3DS and whatnot.
Guys, let's talk business and when I say business I mean big fucking robots.
Someone give some /m/ game recomendations, console doesn't matter, but I don't think we need the obvious stuff like Front Missions or ZoEs spelt out.
Someone knows some more obscure but still fun games of genre and I want to know them too.
Is it any good. I was looking at that as PS2 game would be easier to acquire and emulate than Xobx game. (Unless there is good Xbox emulator available that I've somehow managed to miss.)
>get through MonHun
Does that mean you just finished getting all the gear you want?
Finished all the quests?
I don't.. I don't think I've ever played a monhun to a "finish", cause I liked to pick up and play even after I got all my gear.
>Complains of frame rate drops
>Is perfectly alright with P2W formula and locking a lazily done campaign that's not worth $20 behind a $20 pay wall.
What other phantom complaints do you have? Not enough AC5 peace mongering?
If you've got a 3DS, go for Kid Icarus Uprising. Lots of /m/ weapons, the whole final boss is fought in an awesome giant robot, and it's also just fun and funny as hell. Plays a lot better on N3DS if you're a lefty.
Well first I dropped the game when herp derp rock wyvern in the everwood, can't scale that skill gate.
Then I got gud but then realized my N3DS cstick nipple was out of whack so I had to send that in for repair.
When I got it back I made it all the way to Pink Rath and that bitch was yet another skill gate for me so I dropped the game again.
And then two days ago I gave it a shot and killed Pink in one go so now I'm back in the endless grind that is Monster Farmer.
From time to time I do online as well but I like soloing shit and well when you hit a skill gate you just come to full stop until you G-G-G-G-GIT GUD.
>this generation has been complete shit. The industry is definitely dying.
I dunno, I get the impression that the increasing demands for projects mean that more people work on a single project; whereas in the past lots of people worked on different projects.
But I won't deny the current gen has been pretty shit.
My biggest issue with the 3DS is that so many of its games are RPGs. A little variety would have been nice, even something simple like ports of some other MGS games would have been neat.
But hey, KH3 is coming out soon enough, and that's an exclusive to the PS4, so rejo-
>it's not exclusive because the fucking XBONE gets it
...it's exclusive to the PS4 assuming you buy something that's not complete shit, at least.
Ok so you're trolling, right?
>I said AHL is not that good
>I said I'd rather play AHL over Infinity, which would logically imply I consider Infinity worse than AHL
>BUT SOMEHOW THIS MEANS I THINK INFINITY IS BETTER, OR THAT I PREFER IT TO AHL, OR THAT I DON'T THINK IT'S A TOTAL SCAM GAME
EITHER YOU'RE A TROLL
OR YOU'RE A FUCKING RETARD
EITHER WAY, GOOD JOB YOU MADE ME MAD.
Get Liberation Maiden on the eShop.
Attack of the Friday Monsters is both a love letter to Ultraman and other kaiju series, and also a Tokyo-In-The-Eighties life simulator.
Also, even though it's not an /m/ game, get Code of Princess. It's absolutely hilarious. It has a warrior princess who dresses in a prostitute-like fantasy warrior style, and people actually point this out for her. If you enjoy the anime Slayers, you'll enjoy Code of Princess.
I'm not too familiar with cracking the 3DS. Does it just let you run emulators and bypass region lock, or are there actual roms you can run on it?
It's pretty fun. I'm about 4 chapters in and while the combat isn't too deep, it's fun enough to mix around different robot parts and weapons. The story is silly and fun. I'd recommend it, but probably not at full price. Also know that it only has local multiplayer, no online.
How thorough is this crack?
I've been carrying a hacked psp since like 08 because of all the extra awesome it could do due to web browser and homebrew (download youtube vids, skype, pspFiler, SatFinder, PSPMaps, all dose emulators, etc, etc) as well as being my mp3 player of choice. Most of that still works aside from PSPTube, but despite my current 128gb capacity (64gb microSDx2) and the promise of 400gb (200gb microSDx2) the psp doesn't really hold up as a mobile web device in 2016. The Vita sucked, my OpenPandora computer never shipped (and is obsolete now anyway) and decently powered tablets are too big and fragile.
Does the 3DS do the pocket-swiss-army-computer thing or is it just game pirating?
It boomed up after recently, but yeah it doesn't compare to how the DS sold. That's fine though, since it still is doing pretty damn well. Game-wise, there's a lot of nice stuff on it.
I haven't played the DS in a while, so is there any good /m/ games for it? Already played the Medarot games for it, as well as PS0